Selanne Explodes for 12 Points as 20th-seeded ’05-’06 Mighty Ducks Sweep 45th-seeded ’76-’77 Barons to Begin 2015 UNP

(Photo via ducks.nhl.com)

(Photo via ducks.nhl.com)

The opening series of the 2015 Ultimate NHL Playoff belongs to the 20th-seeded ’05-’06 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. They scored 23 goals in their sweep of the 45th-seeded ’76-’77 Cleveland Barons for a goals-per-game average of 5.75 while averaging 68.8 shots on goal per game.

Teemu Selanne was a dominant force in this sweep as he registered a multi-point game in all four games. His 12 points led the Mighty Ducks and he also led them in goals (6) and  was second in assists (6). Andy McDonald finished second in goals behind Selanne with four. Defenseman Scott Niedermayer led the Mighty Ducks in assists with eight and finished second in points behind Selanne with 10. Those three all were tied for the team lead in plus/minus with +7. Goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere‘s overall stats in the series were not all that good, 2.75 goals against average and a .904 save percentage, but he did post a 24-save shutout in Game 2.

Offense did not come easy for the Barons in this series. They scored just 11 goals in the series for a 2.75 goals per game average. It certainly did not help that they posted a total of 36 PIM and were shorthanded 12 times in the series. Rick Hampton finished atop the scoring leaders for the Barons with five points and he was tied for the team lead in goals (2) and assists (3). Dave Gardner, Dennis Maruk and Wayne Merrick all were tied with Hampton with two goals for the team lead. Defenseman Mike Christie and Al MacAdam were tied with Hampton in assists with three. Only five Barons finished the series not in the negatives in plus/minus. Gilles Meloche was the starter in net for all four games for the Barons, but he was pulled twice in this series for backup Gary Edwards. Meloche recorded all four of the losses and finished the series with a 5.00 goals against average and a .907 save percentage.

Here are this series’ links:

Three Stars of the Series:

  1. MDA – RW – Teemu Selanne – 6 G   6 A   12 P   +7   32 S   2 PIM   9 Star Points
  2. MDA – G – Jean-Sebastien Giguere – 4-0-0   2.75 GAA   .904 SV%   1 SO   3 Star Points
  3. MDA – D – Scott Niedermayer – 2 G   8 A   10 P   +7   35 S   2 PIM   2 Star Points

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
#45 ‘76-’77 Barons 1 1 2 4
#20 ‘05-’06 Mighty Ducks 4 1 2 7

GAME SUMMARY: ‘05-’06 MDA – 7   ‘76-’77 CLE – 4   (1-0   ‘05-’06 MDA)

1st Period:

0:14 – CLE: D. Maruk (1) assisted by G. Smith (1), A. MacAdam (1)

3:48 – MDA: R. Niedermayer (1) assisted by J. Lupul (1), F. Beauchemin (1)

8:48 – PP – MDA: A. McDonald (1) assisted by S. Niedermayer (1), T. Selanne (1)

11:33 – MDA: T. Selanne (1) assisted by R. Salei (1)

18:35 – MDA: C. Perry (1) assisted by T. Marchant (1), J. DiPenta (1)

 

2nd Period:

14:12 – CLE: M. Fidler (1) assisted by G. Patrick (1)

17:08 – MDA: J. Hedstrom (1) assisted by R. Getzlaf (1), V. Vishnevski (1)

CLE replaces starting goalie Gilles Meloche with backup Gary Edwards

 

3rd Period:

0:06 – MDA: S. Niedermayer (1) assisted by C. Kunitz (1), T. Selanne (2)

2:05 – PP – MDA: T. Selanne (2) assisted by S. Pahlsson (1)

4:34 – PP – CLE: D. Maruk (2) assisted by B. Meeke (1)

12:56 – CLE: R. Hampton (1) assisted by W. Merrick (1), A. MacAdam (2)

 

TEAM STATS:

#45 ‘76-’77 Barons #20 ‘05-’06 Mighty Ducks
4 Goals 7
30 SOG 78
1/2 PP 2/5
3/5 SH 1/2
50% PP% 40%
60% PK% 50%
27:48 TOP 32:12

 

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: Teemu Selanne (MDA)

2nd Star: Dennis Maruk (CLE)

3rd Star: Gary Edwards (CLE)

 

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
#45 ‘76-’77 Barons 0 0 0 0
#20 ‘05-’06 Mighty Ducks 0 2 2 4

GAME SUMMARY: ‘05-’06 MDA – 4   ‘76-’77 CLE – 0   (2-0   ‘05-’06 MDA)

1st Period:

 

2nd Period:

4:32 – MDA: J. Hedstrom (2) assisted by S. Niedermayer (2), R. Getzlaf (2)

7:00 – MDA: J. Hedstrom (3) assisted by T. Moen (1), S. Niedermayer (3)

 

3rd Period:

3:00 – MDA: A. McDonald (2) assisted by T. Selanne (3)

18:06 – SH – MDA: T. Selanne (3) assisted by A. McDonald (1)

 

TEAM STATS:

#45 ‘76-’77 Barons #20 ‘05-’06 Mighty Ducks
0 Goals 4
24 SOG 60
0/1 PP 0/4
4/4 SH 1/1
0% PP% 0%
100% PK% 100%
27:28 TOP 32:32

 

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: Jean-Sebastien Giguere (MDA)

2nd Star: Gilles Meloche (CLE)

3rd Star: Jonathan Hedstrom (MDA)

 

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
#20 ‘05-’06 Mighty Ducks 2 1 3 6
#45 ‘76-’77 Barons 1 1 1 3

GAME SUMMARY: ‘05-’06 MDA – 6   ‘76-’77 CLE – 3   (3-0   ‘05-’06 MDA)

1st Period:

0:03 – CLE: A. MacAdam (1) assisted by R. Hampton (1), M. Christie (1)

1:08 – MDA: J. Lupul (1) assisted by T. Fedoruk (1)

13:17 – MDA: A. McDonald (3) assisted by T. Selanne (4)

 

2nd Period:

18:51 – CLE: D. Gardner (1) assisted by M. Christie (2), B. Murdoch (1)

19:24 – MDA: S. Niedermayer (2) assisted by R. Getzlaf (3), F. Beauchemin (2)

 

3rd Period:

5:29 – CLE: D. Gardner (2) assisted by B. Murdoch (2)

6:08 – MDA: T. Selanne (4) assisted by C. Kunitz (2)

14:39 – MDA: T. Selanne (5) assisted by S. Niedermayer (4), A. McDonald (2)

15:20 – MDA: J. Lupul (2) assisted by R. Niedermayer (1), S. Niedermayer (5)

 

TEAM STATS:

#20 ‘05-’06 Mighty Ducks #45 ‘76-’77 Barons
6 Goals 3
57 SOG 32
0/1 PP 0/1
1/1 SH 1/1
0% PP% 0%
100% PK% 100%
29:23 TOP 30:37

 

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: Teemu Selanne (MDA)

2nd Star: Scott Niedermayer (MDA)

3rd Star: Joffrey Lupul (MDA)

 

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
#20 ‘05-’06 Mighty Ducks 4 0 2 6
#45 ‘76-’77 Barons 1 0 3 4

GAME SUMMARY: ‘05-’06 MDA – 6   ‘76-’77 CLE – 4   (4-0   ‘05-’06 MDA)

1st Period:

10:43 – CLE: W. Merrick (1) assisted by G. Patrick (2)

14:12 – MDA: R. Getzlaf (1) assisted by S. Niedermayer (6), V. Vishnevski (2)

17:15 – MDA: R. Getzlaf (2) assisted by S. Niedermayer (7), V. Vishnevski (3)

18:32 – PP – MDA: T. Selanne (6) assisted by S. Pahlsson (2)

19:55 – MDA: J. Lupul (3) assisted by T. Fedoruk (2)

 

2nd Period:

 

3rd Period:

0:11 – MDA: C. Kunitz (1) assisted by T. Selanne (5)

CLE replaces starting goalie Gilles Meloche with backup Gary Edwards

4:17 – CLE: R. Hampton (2) assisted by W. Merrick (2)

7:50 – PP – CLE: W. Merrick (2) assisted by M. Christie (3), R. Hampton (2)

18:39 – CLE: G. Smith (1) assisted by R. Hampton (3), A. MacAdam (3)

19:26 – EN – MDA: A. McDonald (4) assisted by T. Selanne (6), S. Niedermayer (8)

 

TEAM STATS:

#20 ‘05-’06 Mighty Ducks #45 ‘76-’77 Barons
6 Goals 4
80 SOG 28
1/2 PP 1/2
1/2 SH 1/2
50% PP% 50%
50% PK% 50%
29:57 TOP 30:03

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: Teemu Selanne (MDA)

2nd Star: Wayne Merrick (CLE)

3rd Star: Rick Hampton (CLE)

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